06+ WRX ecu/piggy back/standalone

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  1. chippedwrxtr

    chippedwrxtr New Member

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    I got an '06 WRX TR and have been trying to find a new ecu for this thing. I havent really been able to find anything except one from TurboXS. I was wondering from other owners / knowlegable people what they have done or what they have seen out there for the '06+ since this is a new type of system. IE variable valve timing and throttle by wire.
     
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    Yeah its a Subaru, it will be slow...





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    fellow subaru driver here.
    A pretty popular and functional low cost ECU reflash is the cobb access port, its the one I'm wanting to get.
    You can find endless info over @ http://nasioc.com
     
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    openecu ftw..
    cobb AP is good if u want somethin reliable
    my 'rx may be slow, but keep up w/ me in a new england winter...
    id rather an evo.. but @ that price id want fast and luxury w/ AWD..
     
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    OpenECU and the Cobb products ae both good solutions.
     
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    chippedwrxtr New Member

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    sweet info :drool: Kinda iffy about reflshing it though. I know you just swap the data on the ECU with the port and it stores the original stuff on it so you can put it back in the ECU, but I've seen some shit go wrong when you mess with that solid state shiz...
     
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    While nothing can be guaranteed, the odds are heavily in your favor.
     
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    I can guarantee your Subaru will still be slow, but thats about it. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:





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    Your choice in engine management should be dictated by your planned build and power goals.
    Unless you plan on extensive modifications (i.e. built stroker motor, headwork, bigass turbo, etc) a full standalone will cause more tuning headaches and drivability complications than its flexibility would be worth.

    For anything under ~400-450hp (@ the crank, call it 330-370whp) I'd go with a reflash on a Cobb Accessport.

    I'm more familiar with the older EJ20T WRX's, but the '06's with the 2.5L should offer a lot of flexibility and power gains from relatively simple mods.
    If I were in your shoes, I'd go with a VF34, a supporting fuel system, upgraded TMIC, uppipe/downpipe etc etc, clutch, and tune it with an accessport. It wouldn't win a lot of top-end highway races, but it would be a fun and responsive setup on the 2.5L and still retain most of its daily driveable reliablility so long as you didn't drive like an ass.
     
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    definitely go the accessport route. don't piggyback or exchange ECU's unless you plan on upgrading the turbo and pretty much everything else in the engine compartment.

    I can *almost* guarantee you that about 90% of those who have done any type of EM upgrades have gone the AP/Ecutek route rather than piggyback/standalone systems so there is plenty of resources and info out there.

    nasioc is good but the crowd at IWSTI.com tends to have better information.
     

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